The third annual Shane Mulholland Foundation Fun day took place in Loughgiel on Friday 19th July. Thankfully the the bad weather passed through before we kicked off at 4pm and it stayed dry throughout the day so the kids were able to enjoy all the activities.
It was great to see such a good turnout at the event, we're hoping to continue to hold the fun day in mid-July in the future. The tractor run, Fancy Dress Parade and Tug of war were a great success and everyone seemed to enjoy the simulator and other activities provided by Cromore Castles. If anyone has any feedback or ideas on what you'd like to see added next year feel free to leave us a comment. There's plenty of room around the Millennium Centre and we'd be more than happy to see people getting involved in organising and adding to the activities we are providing.
Well done to all who took part in the Tug of War competition, it was a great evenings craic and a great way to finish the event. Benny's team took the honours this year and hopefully they'll be back to defend the title in 2020. We had a couple of requests for a ladies Tug of war next year so be on the look out for that!
Congratulations to Grainne and Kevin McGarry on winning the All Ireland Final tickets, we hope you enjoy a great day out! The prizes went to Loughgiel, Fermanagh and Belfast so we're glad to see these being shared around those who supported the Foundation across the province.
On behalf of everyone at the Foundation I want to take this opportunity to thank all our friends and supporters who helped make the fun day a big success again this year.
Thank you to...
Loughguile Credit Union for sponsoring the event
Donnelly's of Rathkenny for providing 120 gift bags for all the kids taking part in the blitz
PG Contracts for providing the site fencing during the event
Moores of Cloughmills for providing bottled water
Angela, Jean and the Millennium Centre staff for all your help
Janis and Neil for your hard work on the burger stall
Gary and Nicola for the face painting, tattoos and everything else you took on
Larry for organising the Tug of war competition
Loughgiel Shamrocks for organising the under 12 Blitz
Everyone who sold and/or purchased tickets for the raffle
Finally, last but definitely not least, special thanks to everyone who helped us get set up and clear up afterwards!